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Any experience with"Key-notes.com" piano learning site.....
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I'm wondering if anyone out there has signed up for key-notes.com and whether it met expectations. Hard to assess whether it is appropriate for my level of playing. Any input would be appreciated.

https://www.key-notes.com/

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Re: Any experience with"Key-notes.com" piano learning site.....
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I don't have any experience with this, but just looking it over, it does seem to be using a synthesia-type approach. While he does seem to incorporate sheet music, I think people would more likely ignore the sheet music and just pay attention to the finger numbers on the keys or watching the hands and just copy that. I think if you were diligent to ignore the synthesia/rote aspect and aware of the pitfalls of learning by rote, it may be good.


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Re: Any experience with"Key-notes.com" piano learning site.....
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Originally Posted by Morodiene
I don't have any experience with this, but just looking it over, it does seem to be using a synthesia-type approach. While he does seem to incorporate sheet music, I think people would more likely ignore the sheet music and just pay attention to the finger numbers on the keys or watching the hands and just copy that. I think if you were diligent to ignore the synthesia/rote aspect and aware of the pitfalls of learning by rote, it may be good.


I am at a loss as to where you are getting the association with "synthesia-type approach".

I see sheet music and video showing hands / fingers playing the music with the sheet music showing on the screen.

I think it is a very thorough methodology taught by a concert pianist.

He also has tons of free lessons available in the BLOG.

This can give you a sense of his teaching style.

And …. the bottom line is that for $29 you can get a 30 day membership and find out exactly what is in there.

Good Luck




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Re: Any experience with"Key-notes.com" piano learning site.....
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Originally Posted by dmd
Originally Posted by Morodiene
I don't have any experience with this, but just looking it over, it does seem to be using a synthesia-type approach. While he does seem to incorporate sheet music, I think people would more likely ignore the sheet music and just pay attention to the finger numbers on the keys or watching the hands and just copy that. I think if you were diligent to ignore the synthesia/rote aspect and aware of the pitfalls of learning by rote, it may be good.


I am at a loss as to where you are getting the association with "synthesia-type approach".

I see sheet music and video showing hands / fingers playing the music with the sheet music showing on the screen.

I think it is a very thorough methodology taught by a concert pianist.

He also has tons of free lessons available in the BLOG.

This can give you a sense of his teaching style.

And …. the bottom line is that for $29 you can get a 30 day membership and find out exactly what is in there.

Good Luck




I get it from the visuals of him playing the music and showing the finger # on the keys to be pressed. This is not learning to play from reading unless you choose to ignore these visual aids. As I said, one can do so and focus on learning from the sheet alone in which case it would be fine.


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Originally Posted by Morodiene
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Originally Posted by Morodiene
I don't have any experience with this, but just looking it over, it does seem to be using a synthesia-type approach. While he does seem to incorporate sheet music, I think people would more likely ignore the sheet music and just pay attention to the finger numbers on the keys or watching the hands and just copy that. I think if you were diligent to ignore the synthesia/rote aspect and aware of the pitfalls of learning by rote, it may be good.


I am at a loss as to where you are getting the association with "synthesia-type approach".

I see sheet music and video showing hands / fingers playing the music with the sheet music showing on the screen.

I think it is a very thorough methodology taught by a concert pianist.

He also has tons of free lessons available in the BLOG.

This can give you a sense of his teaching style.

And …. the bottom line is that for $29 you can get a 30 day membership and find out exactly what is in there.

Good Luck




I get it from the visuals of him playing the music and showing the finger # on the keys to be pressed. This is not learning to play from reading unless you choose to ignore these visual aids. As I said, one can do so and focus on learning from the sheet alone in which case it would be fine.


Sorry, maybe I'm missing something. Would you mind linking to where you are seeing this? I'm not seeing it either by browsing his site. I just want to understand. Thank you.

Update: Please ignore my request. I found where you're seeing it now. Here:

https://www.key-notes.com/store/VQLr5JYm

Last edited by WeakLeftHand; 12/04/19 12:30 PM.

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Re: Any experience with"Key-notes.com" piano learning site.....
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I subscribed. He really focuses on reading the music and understanding the theory behind it. You don't really get to see his lessons unless you subscribe. Its true that singer repertoire songs don't have fleshed lessons, but those that do really focus on understanding the music. Even simple prepatory exercises are accompanied by instruction on voicing and dynamics. It's not a "look at my hands and copy me" approach at all. It's pretty standard for a teacher to play a piece for the student to observe. I view the demonstrations the same way.


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